Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) for Minnesota Attorney General, citing Ellison’s strong record of Congressional leadership on worker and consumer rights and as a civil rights lawyer.
In endorsing Ellison for attorney general, Sanders also announced he will host two rallies for Ellison’s campaign – in Minneapolis and Duluth – next Friday, July 13.
“I enthusiastically endorse my friend Keith Ellison for Minnesota Attorney General,” said Sanders. “Not only has Keith been a fierce ally of working people in Congress – fighting for the $15 minimum wage, for Medicare for All, to protect consumers, and against wage theft – he was also a former civil rights lawyer representing low-income clients. With Keith as their Attorney General, Minnesotans would have a fighter for working people, the discriminated against, and the economically oppressed.”
Sanders and Ellison will rally with supporters in Minneapolis at First Avenue, 701 1st Ave., at 11 a.m. on Friday (doors at 9:30 a.m.). They will then travel to Duluth to rally with supporters at Denfeld High School, 401 N 44th Ave. W., at 5 p.m. (doors at 3:45 p.m.).